|About Catalogs (View Products)||About Online Ordering||Go to Order Online System|
|Request Login ID||Walk-In Service||Requisitions/Transfer Vouchers|
|Backorders/Price Changes||Receiving Your Orders||Product Requests/Complaints|
Central Stores provides all University of Connecticut locations with nearly 9,000 items: office, maintenance, and laboratory supplies. Orders are delivered unless customer pickup is requested. Out-of-stock items are automatically backordered and noted on the packing list/invoice.
Prices are subject to change without notice; for more information, see Backorders/Price Changes.
Note: We can sell only to University of Connecticut Departments and other Connecticut State Agencies.
New products are added throughout the year.
Items provided by Central Stores are detailed in four different versions of our catalog.
Login identification is not required:
Check on all Central Stores products available to date. This version is the most up-to-date, including just added items and current pricing for items in stock.
View and search the 2012 Condensed Central Stores Catalog in PDF format. Contains products the majority of departments order the most.
View and search the 2010 Regular (Full) Central Stores Catalog in PDF format.
Request the printed copy of the 2010 Regular (Full) Central Stores Catalog.
- Normal delivery time of a mailed order is shortened by a day.
- Paperwork is reduced. No need to type a requisition or transfer voucher.
- Access to an up-to-the-minute online catalog including just added products.
- Easy to track your department's ordering history.
- It is secure. Every user has login identification (“login ID”).
To access the Central Stores Online Ordering System, you must have login ID. Send an e-mail to email@example.com. Information required: name, phone number, department name, unit number (if not in Storrs, please provide location), and a statement that you have signature authority to place orders online with Central Stores for your department. If you do not have signature authority, we require an e-mail from the appropriate person confirming your permission to place orders online.
Please Do Not Share Login ID
For access to the Central Stores Online Ordering System, please request your own login ID. Login ID should not be shared with others. Orders should not be placed under another person's name/login ID because it can cause problems if Central Stores needs to contact you. It may also lead to delivery errors.
Let Us Know When Ordering Duties Change
Please let us know when an online ordering staff member has departed or no longer has ordering responsibility. We will delete that individual's login ID from our system.
Order Guides / Tips
Supplies may also be ordered via a Requisition on Stores
(forms BO-49 and BO-49a)
or via a Transfer Voucher (form BO-20). Multiple items may be ordered on one
Requisition or Transfer Voucher, but only one FRS code (account number)
and one "ship to" (building location) should be used.
Orders may be mailed, faxed, or hand carried to Central Stores. Please
mail to Unit 6114; fax number is 860-486-3061. If ordering by fax,
please do not also mail your order.
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The warehouse is located
at 3 North Hillside Road behind the Public Safety Complex and across the street from Motor Pool. We are on the first floor of the Central Warehouse building. Our entrance is on the back-right side of the building, to the right of the loading docks. See also Map & Entrance. Walk-in service hours are 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
The office is staffed 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
To place a walk-in order, please complete a Requisition or Transfer Voucher.
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Out-of-stock and special order products are automatically backordered and noted on the packing list/invoice. Special order products are items not stocked at the warehouse, but they are available at significant savings to the University. You may obtain special order items via regular Central Stores ordering procedures. All backordered products are delivered to your department as soon as possible after Central Stores receives them from the vendor.
Prices in both the Central Stores online and hard copy catalogs are subject to change each time products are purchased by Central Stores. The online catalog has the most up-to-date posted prices for products in stock; the pricing should be accurate for products in stock at the warehouse when you place your order. The online catalog also shows pricing on special order products as of the last purchase date. Pricing may be out of date if the last purchase of either a regularly stocked product or a special order product was a while ago. And occasionally prices suddenly go up (and sometimes down!) even if the last purchase was made recently.
If part of your order is on backorder, the packing list/invoice that you receive with your delivery shows the price as of the last time we ordered the product from the vendor. When Central Stores actually reorders the product from the vendor, the price may have changed. The same thing is true for the price you see listed when you access the order inquiry feature on our online ordering system. The price listed for your backordered product on the order inquiry screen may change when Central Stores reorders the product from the vendor. Bottom line: the final price you are charged may differ from the price listed for the backorder.
If a firmer price quote is required on a regularly stocked product or on a special order product, please call Sam Santiago at 860-486-6324 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow these guidelines when receiving your orders from Central Stores:
- The Central Stores driver will present a delivery manifest for your signature. Drivers are not permitted to "drop off" orders without a signature. Please count the cartons before signing the manifest. The best time to correct an under or over shipment is right after you receive it.
- Check the contents of the cartons immediately. Certain items may appear missing, but it may be that co-workers removed them before the order was checked in.
- Before you call Central Stores to ask about delivery status, please check with co-workers who may have received the order for you.
To request that Central Stores carry a new product frequently used
by your department,
please complete the Stock
New Item Form.
To report a complaint about a product purchased from Central Stores, please complete the Stock Item Complaint Form.
Central Stores is always happy to answer your questions. Please call 860-486-3626.